A CONTROVERSIAL wind farm will not be built after planners threw out the proposals.

As reported on this website briefly yesterday, Wychvon District Council planning committee rejected the plans by Scottish Power Renewables to put five turbines on land at Bishampton Bank in the Lenches, near Evesham.

Planning officers had recommended the plans for refusal because the turbines would cause “unreasonable” noise, pose an “oppressive” view to nearby residents and were simply not in keeping with the rural landscape.

Officers had made their recommendation “notwithstanding the importance of renewable energy”.

Councillors followed those recommendations when they rejected the applications by a strong majority with Councillor Margaret Rowley the only member to vote in support of the plan.

There was a heated debate before the decision which saw the Pershore Civic Centre chamber packed by interested members of the public.